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Did You Hear What They’re Saying About You?

As you know, I travel a lot. My job takes me to all four corners of the globe. From Amsterdam to Beijing, Doha to the USA. I love this part of my job. But those of you who travel will know it can take it’s toll. Over the last 25 years I’ve discovered that there are three key things I …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – Going Behind Enemy Lines

Earlier this month I had an enquiry about delivering in excess of 20 x 40ft containers filled with water irrigation systems, water butts and tanks. Now, this might not seem unusual. Afterall, we deliver all kinds of cargo from noodle sauce to Rolls Royce jet engines all the time. But this one was a little different. It wasn’t the cargo …

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I’ve just returned from an eye-opening trip to Doha in Qatar. Not your usual holiday destination, but I wasn’t there for a jolly. As you know I am passionate about building relationships with suppliers and other forwarders all around the world. It’s these personal relationships that help me to hand pick who we work with end ensure that your cargo …

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Shipping Container Fires – Is Your Cargo At Risk?

It seems that every year at least one cargo ship fire makes the headlines. This year we didn’t have to wait long! On 3rd January the Hapag-Lloyd vessel “Yantian Express” caught fire. The 320m long ship, built in 2002, was on it’s route from Colombo to Halifax through the Suez Canal, when a fire broke out in a container on …

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The Power Of Habit

Today is the day that many of us put our Christmas jumpers away and drag ourselves bleary-eyed back into the office. It’s a new year, time for a fresh start and a whole 52 weeks of opportunities lie ahead of you. But are you feeling energised and excited? Or deflated and disappointed? If you didn’t achieve what you hoped in …

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Christmas is only around the corner

  How time flies, another year nearly gone and the countdown for Christmas begins.  I thought I would share with you some of the memories I have from the year…….. Do you remember when the NHS cancelled all non-urgent treatments from mid-January until the end of the month, reports had emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being …

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Could China’s New Record-Breaking Bridge Change The World?

The world is changing. There’s no denying that. From smartphones to Alexa, technology is now integrated into every aspect of our lives and more is on the way. But it’s not only technology that can change the world. The President of China, President Xi Jinping, recently raised the curtain on a multi-billion dollar project to build a bridge between Hong …

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Why I Went To Amsterdam To Make Some “Special Friends”

Ok, it’s not what you think! I’ve just returned from my trip to Amsterdam to attend the Atlas Global Logistics Network Conference. Each year this conference brings people together from all around the world. We spend 3 full days together, networking, learning and having fun. But before you think I’ve been off on a jolly, let me explain. Business is …

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What Is Your Company’s Best Kept Secret?

If I asked you what Millennium do, what would you say? My guess is that you’d say we’re sea freight experts who do container shipments. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But that’s not the whole picture. Did you know that we also move a huge amount of cargo through Europe by road? Are you aware that we provide air freight …

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